Motifs: July and August 2015

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James Boyk (IAC 1959-60, UM 1961, 1963) has been featured playing piano on Stephen Malinowski's "Animated Graphical Score" videos, which have numerous views on YouTube.

Andreas Blau (IAC 1965, 1967, IAC Fac 1987) has retired after nearly 50 years as a principal flute in the renowned Berlin Philharmonic. Andreas was principal in World Youth Symphony Orchestra all 16 weeks he was in Camp and won his position in Berlin when he was only 20. During his long career there he served under Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. He returned to Interlochen the summer of 1987 to teach, play a solo recital, and offer a master class.

Dr. Craig Symons (IAA 1976-80), Director of Music First at Congregational Church of Greenwich, Conn., conducted a performance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with pianist Cullan Bryant (IAA 1977-80, IAC/NMC 1977). Also in the orchestra were Interlochen alumni Diana Basso (IAC 1974, IAA 1974-77), flute, and Dorothy Darlington (IAA 1969-70), oboe.

Paul Hofmann (IAC 1977) will be promoting his new Jazz Piano Duet CD with Chris Ziemba entitled "Who Knows?" early this month. Paul is currently a faculty member at Eastman School of Music.

Jonathan Evans (IAC 1982-84) wrote an article reminiscing on his time at Interlochen which lead to the publication of a special edition of the "Journal of Phonetics."

Donald Vega (IAC 1991-93) will release a new album titled "With Respect to Monty."

Lidija Fremeau (IAC 1992) wrote a blog post influenced by her time at Interlochen. Lidija is a photographer located in Jackson, Mich.

Scott Hanoian (IAC 1992, 1994, IAA 1992-95, IAC ST 1995-98) has been named the Music Director and Conductor of the University Musical Society's Choral Union. Scott will also continue his work as Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Monique H. Mizrahi (IAC 1993, IAA 1993-94) released her album "Out Comes Woman" in the United States as well as Japan with her band, Honeybird.

Richard Hinds (IAC 1996-97, IAA 1997-2000) will be a teaching artist at Goodspeed Musical's Musical Theatre Dance Intensive this month. He previously was the Associate Director for Disney's “Newsies!” on Broadway.

Aaron Diehl (IAC 1999-2000) released his album "Space, Time, Continuum" in response to his earlier album “The Bespoke Man’s Narrative.”

Michael Arden (IAC 1999, IAA 1999-2001, IAC Staff 2001) directed the revival of Deaf West Theatre's "Spring Awakening" earlier this year. Arden's revisioning of the show is slated to move to Broadway this fall.

Nora Stone (IAA 2001-06) joined the faculty of the Hampshire Country School in Rindge, New Hampshire as the instructor of German.

Gohar Vardanyan (IAA 2001-04) will be performing at the Boquete Library in Chiriqui early this month. Vardanyan has published multiple books through Mel Bay Publications.

Katherine Wolf (IAA 2001-03, IAC St 2003-04) will be attending the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies starting in August 2015 to work on a master's degree in environmental science, focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in pollutant exposures.

Andrea Jarrett (IAC 2002-06) won the position of fourth chair second violin with the St. Louis Symphony orchestra.

RJ Magee (IAC 2003-05, IAA 2006-08) is performing in the award-winning entertainment department at Dollywood as a singer and dancer.

Rebeca Radoszkowicz (IAC 2003, IAA 2005-08, IAC St 2008) is directing/producing "The Lost" at SCENE in New York City. The production will run until the end of August.

Melanie Ebanks (IAC 2004-10, IAA 2011-12) will graduate from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in November 2015. She recently appeared in "Love's Labour's Lost" at the Globe in Neuss Germany for the 2015 Shakespeare Festival.

Kara Huber (IAA 2004-06) will be returning to Coles County, Canada to play a benefit concert. She will be raising funds for the Oakland-Hindsboro Charitable Foundation.

Maddy Rager (IAC 2004-07, IAA 2007-10) was recently selected to perform her work "(renewed)" in collaboration with percussionist Chris Sies, at the 2014 National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Victoria Elliott (IAA 2006-10) was named a junior graphic designer at Barefoot Books immediately upon graduating from Emerson College.

Emily Koch (IAC 2006-07, IAA 2007-09) was cast as the Elphaba Standby in the musical “Wicked” on Broadway. Emily previously played the same role in the national tour.

Danny Rothschild (IAA 2007-11, IAC St 2008-10) was chosen to have his play "Home, Again" performed at the Kennedy Center. Alumnus Zac Coffey (IAA 2009-10, IAC 2006-07, IAC St 2014) directed this piece while Katie Kleiger (IAC 2007-08, IAA 2010-11) performed in one of the leading roles.

Anthony Bellino (IAC 2008, IAA 2009-10) won The Presser Foundation’s Graduate Music Award.

Colin Knapp (IAC 2008, IAA 2009-10) was a recipient of the "20 Under 30" award by The Diapason magazine. Colin was awarded this honor for his outstanding contributions to the organ world.

Noah Ricketts (IAA 2009-10, IAC St 2010) made his Broadway debut in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" last year. Noah will be moving on to the national tour of "Beautiful" in the coming year.

May Ye (IAC 2010-11, IAA 2011-12, IAC St 2013-14) will spend her summer as a pianist in the Lieder Studio at the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Emma Guzman (IAC 2012-14) released her debut album "Echo" in early June. Emma just returned to campus for her fourth summer to study vocal arts in the Intermediate division.

Charles (Chad) Lilley (IAC 2012-13) has been named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.